In the 2023 Transportation Omnibus Bill, the Minnesota Legislature established a one-time appropriation of $500,000 to support carsharing growth in disadvantaged communities through programs, marketing, and community engagement. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) is currently accepting proposals for car share projects in Minnesota.

Carsharing is a form of short-term car rental that allows members of the program to self-check out and return the car. Carshare systems may require round-trip travel to a specific parking spot or allow point-to-point travel within a service area. Carshare services may charge access by time, distance traveled, or a combination of both and usually include fuel, parking, and insurance in the rental price.

Applications must be submitted by Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at 11:59 pm Central Time. Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations and carsharing operators.

Learn more about this opportunity and apply on the MnDOT Disadvantaged Community Carshare Grant webpage.